Established in 2001, this contemporary space has since been at the center of numerous concerts, dance shows, dramas, comedy shows, workshops and other performing arts events. The venue is intimate and is equipped with modern sound and light technology which enhances the experience of watching acts of local and international performers. Glor has more than 450 comfortable seats, which allows the viewers to relax and enjoy the show. Call ahead to know more about upcoming events.
From 1939 to 1945 Foynes was the central point for air traffic between America and Europe. This museum provides a perfect illustration of this period of our history, featuring an array of exhibits and illustrations. You can travel back in time in the cinema and see original film footage of the days of the flying boats, which were a regular sight here in Foynes. Features include a radio and weather room, the original terminal building and much more. Relax in the tearoom and browse through the aviation souvenirs available in the shop. This museum provides a real opportunity to absorb the history of Irish aviation. Check website for varying dates.
Considered to be among Ireland's oldest caves, the Aillwee Caves is set within The Burren's limestone landscape and is among the top attractions of the area. This combined with its Birds of Prey Centre, it is a fascinating place for nature lovers. Get enthralled by its stunning underworld that looks straight from a fantasy movie. This show cave though dates back to thousands of years, was only found in 1944 by a farmer. Opened to the public since 1976, you can explore its underground waterfalls, frozen falls, hidden chambers and strange rock formations. Check out their gift shop or enjoy some baked goodies at their tearoom. Sit in the terrace of the mountain and take in the unrivaled vistas. Don't miss their dairy where you can watch how they make their famous cheese. If you want a linked tour with the Birds of Prey, the prices vary.
These three islands lie across the mouth of Galway Bay, about 30 miles out to sea. The Aran Islands consist of Inishmaan, Inisheer and the largest, Inishmore. These are Irish-speaking islands where old traditions still exist. Though modernizations have taken root, many practices remain including Currach racing, fishing and the knitting of distinctive hand-made sweaters or "ganseys". Known for glamping, this collection of naturally scenic karst limestone sites, is speckled with grikes and clints on its limestone surface. Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands and is home to the World Heritage site, Dun Aonghasa and the impressive fort of Dun Aonghasa is set on the edge of the 300 Foot Cliffs. From natural marvels to historic sites, there is much to explore here. The islands are accessible via ferry or light aircraft.
The Franciscan Friary, known locally as Quin Abbey, was founded by Sioda Cam MacNamara, chief of Glancuillan, in about 1450. The remains of an Anglo-Norman castle of the de Clare family were incorporated in its construction. The castle itself was destroyed in 1286. The friary was suppressed in 1541, in the reign of Henry the Eighth, but the friars remained in the locality until early in the 19th century. The buildings are especially well preserved, and the high tower is a conspicuous feature. The abbey is now a National Monument under the care of Duchas, the National Heritage Service.
This thriving nature reserve is a popular tourist attraction and is favored by those with an appreciation for Ireland's natural beauty. Coole Park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, especially birds. The park is also noted for its turloughs and wetlands, forming a complex ecological system that is both rare and beautiful. There is plenty to enjoy at the park including an 18th-century walled garden, several marked trails, and a visitor center that is open seasonally. Favored by nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists alike, Coole Park is treasured local attraction.
Package entertainment for the entire family is what the Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre has to offer. It offers facilities like an aquarium, swimming pools, gymnasium, a kid's play area, tanning zones and so on. The in-house cafe caters to the food requirements of its visitors.
Located in the town of Lahinch, the eponymous beach is a sterling surfing destination. To its north lie the imposing cliffs of Moher and Burren, while it faces the open Atlantic Ocean on the other side. Unlike Ireland's other hidden gems, Lahinch is a more popular spot that is almost always frequented by travelers and surfers alike. Its promenade is dotted with a variety of novelty shops as well as shops selling surfing equipment, and surfing lessons can be taken here too. Come here on a weekday preferably, to look at the golden Irish sunset along the beach horizon, or for an elementary surfing lesson in its blue waters.
Located in the Munster region, Lahinch is known for its scenic beauty and is a popular tourist destination. Lahinch is known for its sea-side resort and is famous for housing the famous Lahinch Golf Club. Being situated at the coastal region, Lahinch is a great option for enjoying some water-sports like surfing and swimming. In addition to its natural beauty, Lahinch houses archaeological sites like the Dough and Liscanor castle. Take some time off from your busy schedule and rejuvenate yourself with a holiday at Lahinch.
Situated in the Clare County, Doonagre Castle is a beautiful tower overlooking the coastal region of Doolin. This castle dates back to 16th Century, when it was constructed. During 1588, 170 survivors from a shipwreck were caught and hanged at this castle. The castle went through major renovations in the 19th Century and again 20th Century. Presently, this castle is privately owned and used as a holiday home and not accessible to the general public.